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Goldfarb, Robert S. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Provides classroom activities to enable students to learn about the economics of auctions. Explains that the students complete a written assignment listing products that are sold at auctions and participate in a classroom discussion. Includes ideas following the discussion, such as the alternative hypothesis strategy, housing auctions, and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Economics
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Peterson, Kenneth D., Jr. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Focuses on the computer-based mapping tool called a geographic information system (GIS) that presents variations in economic indicators in thematic maps. Discusses thematic mapping benefits for students. Provides examples of thematic mapping in economics courses, addresses hardware and software requirements, and explains the process of creating…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Economic Development, Economics
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Agarwal, Rajshree; Day, A. Edward – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Presents a Web site that utilizes the Learning-by-Objective (LBO) model that integrates Internet tools for knowledge transmission, communication, and assessment of learning. Explains that the LBO model has been used in creating micro and macroeconomic course Web sites with WebCT software. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Bos, Theodore; Culver, Sarah E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes the Economagic Web site, a comprehensive site of free economic time-series data that can be used for research and instruction. Explains that it contains 100,000+ economic data series from sources such as the Federal Reserve Banking System, the Census Bureau, and the Department of Commerce. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Data, Economics
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Parks, Robert P. – Journal of Economic Education, 1999
Considers the use of electronic mail in submitting teacher evaluations, student construction of web pages, and PowerPoint presentation slides in lectures within an economics course in order to improve student interest in economics. Addresses the positive and negative aspects of all three teaching strategies. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Course Content, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Sosin, Kim; Becker, William E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Introduces the Online section in the "Journal of Economic Education" that identifies exemplary interactive material for teaching and learning economics. Describes the selections for the section in this issue of the journal and states that the featured Web sites illustrate important direction for teaching using hypermedia and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Goffe, William L.; Braden, Elise – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes the Web site Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) that is sponsored by the American Economic Association under the Journal of Economic Literature. States that RFE focuses on the needs of academic economists. Explains that RFE includes over 900 Internet resources and discusses the "Teaching Resources" section. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Economics
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McCain, Roger A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Discusses an electronic textbook called "Essential Principles of Economics." Explains that economic concepts are found by following links from the table of contents, while each chapter includes both expository information and interactive material including online multiple-choice drill questions. States that the textbook is a "work…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Lage, Maureen J.; Platt, Glenn – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes a Web site that is for an undergraduate principles of microeconomics course and a main component of "The Inverted Classroom" in which lectures take place outside of class. Explains that the Web site is divided into four sections: (1) the classroom; (2) the desk; (3) the coffee shop; and (4) the library. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Dimand, Mary Ann – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Reexamines the use of the novel, "Murder at the Margin," in college and high school economics instruction. Identifies errors in the book's application of economic principles. Explores the novel's approach to the "prisoner's dilemma" and the making of choices. Concludes that despite problems, the book remains valuable to…
Descriptors: Course Content, Criticism, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Chapman, Margaret – Journal of Economic Education, 1992
Suggests ways of increasing the international focus of industrial organization courses. Discusses four areas of international topics that could be integrated into such courses. Includes imperfect markets, trade, and industrial policy; theory of the firm; exchange rates and market behavior; and issues in antitrust. Evaluates the extent and adequacy…
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics, Economics Education, Global Approach
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Siegfried, John J.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Discusses objects, methods of instruction, content, and accomplishments of the undergraduate major in economics. Recommends a strong introductory sequence stressing application of economic tools, rigorous intermediate theory courses, background courses in quantitative methods, and a minimum of five economics electives. Suggests synthesis through a…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Creative Writing, Curriculum Development
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Brasfield, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Reports on a study of 1,119 students in introductory college economics courses to determine the impact of high school economics on student achievement. Finds that prior high school economics was positively and significantly related to students grades in both introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Coffin, Donald A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Describes the use of a computer simulation, "The Competitive Edge," in a college-level course in labor relations. Describes the content, implementation procedures, and assessment design of the simulation. Concludes that, although some improvements could be made, the program is a valuable and useful simulation of labor market decision…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Decision Making Skills
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Anderson, Gordon; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on a study of 6,718 college students enrolled in an introductory economics course to determine factors associated with successful achievement. Finds high overall academic achievement in high school and a strong mathematics background, especially calculus, were the two most important factors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Developmental Continuity, Dropout Rate
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